Shopping for gifts for 10-year-old girls can be a challenge, but it can also be a whole lot of fun! Many girls like the idea of getting more grown-up presents, but they’re not yet ready for the gifts older teens and adults enjoy. They’re in the in-between stage, not quite done with toys yet but ready to be taken more seriously. They’re also able to enjoy and appreciate some more sophisticated things like necklaces and are able to take better care of electronics and expensive items.
Whether you’re shopping for a girl who loves all things pink and fuzzy or a girl who wants to get outdoors to camp and mountain bike (or a girl who does both…and more!), we have you covered. This list includes exciting fantasy and mystery novels as well as inspiring books about women who made a big impact in STEM and other fields.
It has outdoor gear like bikes and skateboards, camping gear, fluffy slippers, crafting ideas, and so much more! You’re sure to find one – or several – awesome gift ideas for 10-year-old girls here!
65 Best Gift Ideas for 10-Year-Old Girls
Check out this list of gifts for 10-year-old girls to make Christmas or her milestone birthday a great one!
Magic Chemistry Set
She can float a coin, make water change colors, and magically produce snow with this chemistry set! It may look like magic, but all her tricks are thanks to science. She’ll wow her friends and learn something at the same time, making this a fun gift for 10-year-old girls!
This sparkly backpack has adorable ears and a unicorn horn on top and comes with a fluffy pom attached to the zipper. It’s a great size for her to bring to school, or to pack for a sleepover at a friend’s!
Rainbow Fruity Lip Gloss
This set has 6 fruit-scented lip glosses she can wear, including strawberry, orange, grape, and cherry. Some of the lip glosses include glitter for extra fun! They’re non-toxic and paraben-free and she can easily toss one in her backpack to bring to school.
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set
If she hasn’t been introduced to the world of Harry Potter yet, ten is the perfect age! She can get lost in the magic of Hogwarts and the entire wizarding world with this boxed set that includes all of the adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they battle the evil Lord Voldemort.
LEGO Friends Vet Clinic Rescue Buggy
She’ll have the fun of building this LEGO toy, and then she’ll have hours of fun having the figures rescue and care for the puppy that’s included. The set includes two LEGO Friends figures, a puppy, a quad bike, and a picnic scene. The vet kit includes a feeding bottle and bone, a walkie-talkie, and a mug for the picnic.
UNO Card Game
This card game makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas or a fun birthday present. Since it’s just a deck of cards, she can bring it along to sleepovers, camping trips, or to play with grandparents on a visit. The bright colors and the required yelling at the end are always a good time.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set
This is such a fun series for older elementary kids, with excitement and just the right amount of sarcasm and snark. She’ll also learn all about Greek mythology in a way that will stick with her long after any textbook would. If she likes this series, Rick Riordan has several others based on mythology in other cultures as well.
Unicorn Onesie Pajamas
Fuzzy, warm, comfy, and full of magic and sparkles – who wouldn’t want a cute unicorn onesie? This one has a hood with a horn and a multicolored mane. It’s perfect for bedtime, dress-up, or even a Halloween costume!
Birthstone Pendant Necklace
This is a beautiful necklace that isn’t too expensive, which is good since 10-year-olds can often still lose or break things! It features a round birthstone on a simple chain. She can wear it with everyday clothes or save it for special events – it works just as well for both! It’s a beautiful first necklace to give your daughter or niece as a gift!
Light Up Bunny Hat
She’ll stay toasty warm with this bunny hat! For even more fun, the ears on the hat wiggle when a button is pushed, and it lights up as well. It’s an especially great gift for 10-year-old girls with a winter birthday, and it makes a great Christmas present.
Rainbow Nail Polish
This nail polish set includes 7 colors of polish so she can match outfits or just pick the color that suits her at the moment. It’s non-toxic and water-based, so it comes off easily with polish remover.
Mermaid Tail Blanket
She can snuggle up in this blanket with a mermaid tail while she’s reading, or watching a movie, or at night for bedtime. The blanket also comes with a sequin mermaid tail keychain that she can clip to her backpack! It’s a fun, cozy gift idea for 10-year-old girls!
This fun game involves pushing bright-colored marbles through holes in the game board until your color is the only one left. It’s a great family game night option, with quality wood pieces and colorful marbles. Team up and see who can out stomp everyone!
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers
She can learn about trailblazing women in science, math, engineering, and tech in this book! It covers women like biologist Jane Goodall and mathematician Katherine Johnson, who worked on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. She may come away inspired to be part of the next generation of women in STEM!
Girls Cozy Plush Slippers
Her toes will stay warm and toasty in these fuzzy slippers! The soles of the slippers are hard and slip-resistant, so she’ll stay safe walking (or running) around the house. The tops of each feature adorable bear ears, so these cute slippers are sure to be popular!
Kids Waterproof Camera
Get her a camera that will take awesome pics but also stand up to the wear and tear a 10-year-old can put on it! This camera is waterproof, which guarantees some fun pictures of her and her friends swimming and posing underwater. It also features a camcorder, camera filters, and a time-lapse function.
Jenga Classic Game
She’ll have a great time playing this stacking game with friends or family! Line up all the blocks in a tower, then remove one at a time. The person who removes a block that makes the tower fall is out! Along with being nerve-wracking fun, she’ll learn about structures and engineering as well.
Locking Secret Diary
This is the age when girls love having secret spots to jot their thoughts! Help her keep her writings private with a locking diary. This one has a 3-digit combination code she can set! The diary is available in several different colors and makes a great gift for 10-year-old girls.
Casio Girls’ Watch
She’ll love this pink sports watch! It’s water-resistant and has a calendar function. The battery should last five years. It’s a great first watch for a 10-year-old.
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
This light-up tracing pad comes with tracing sheets, blank paper, colored pencils, and a graphite pencil for drawing. She can place the image she wants to trace on the pad, light it up, and easily trace onto another paper on top. There are over 100 traceable images she can use, and then she can color or embellish the images to make them her own.
Alex Spa Hair Chalk
Hair chalk is a popular, easy way for girls to color their hair, but without the commitment of hair dye. Simply use the chalk pens on hair of any color, and it washes out easily when she’s done. The set also comes with metallic beads, a hair beading tool and 24 hair elastics so she can experiment with other hairstyles as well.
Bean Bag Chair
She’ll love having a bean bag chair in her room to relax and read, draw, or play on her tablet. It’s also light and portable, so she can move it downstairs to watch a movie with the family and then bring it back to her room when she’s done. This bean bag chair comes in a variety of patterns, and the cover can be removed for washing.
Butterfly Party Dress
This sweet sundress features a print of flowers and embroidered butterflies all over. It’s pleated and flares at the bottom for a classic fit-and-flare shape. She’ll love the print and the fact that it spins out when she twirls! It’s perfect for a birthday party or other special event.
LOL Surprise Color Change Dolls
These Surprise Color Change Dolls are hugely popular and make trendy gifts for 10-year-old girls! This set, for the first time ever, features both a doll and a ball that really change color when they’re placed in water.
Glowing Marble Run
She’ll learn about engineering, physics of motion, and aerodynamics while fashioning marble runs with this set. It features 6 different colors of glow-in-the-dark marbles, 5 bases, 15 action pieces, and 45 track pieces. She can build her own creation or read the learning guide to create marble run construction experiments.
Girls’ Tie Dye Hoodie
This hoodie is comfortable and easy to wear for school, or for after-school sports, or lounging around at home. Because tie-dye is having a big, trendy moment right now, this hoodie is also very stylish and in-fashion if she’s a fashion-conscious 10-year-old.
Unicorn Hooded Bathrobe
She’ll love this unicorn bathrobe for after bathtime or for throwing on over PJs on a lazy weekend morning! The robe is plush and soft and features a unicorn head with a horn, eyes, ears, and a little unicorn nose. It also comes with a tie for the waist.
Fire HD 10 Tablet
She can have access to thousands of books, games, music, and more on this tablet! It has a 12-hour battery, plus either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. She can watch videos, stream music, and do a whole lot more. If you’re purchasing this as a gift for a 10-year-old girl, just make sure you get a sturdy case to protect it if it gets dropped!
Women Who Dared Book
A look at women throughout history who dared to do interesting, extraordinary, and sometimes very dangerous things! She’ll learn about the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (yep, it was a woman!), the first woman to fly in space, and the first professional stuntwoman.
Paint & Plant Flower Growing Kit
She can decorate and plant her own small garden with this growing kit! The planter and plant markers can all be painted, and she can plant marigold, cosmos, and zinnia seeds and watch them sprout. She’ll learn all about the ways of growing flowers and what they need to thrive in her little garden!
Wireless Karaoke Microphone Toy
She can sing along to her favorite songs with this karaoke microphone! It connects to Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, and other apps and will play music while she sings along. It also lets her record her songs to play back later.
Animal Pattern Knee Socks
These adorable knee socks feature fun patterns in contrasting colors. Each one is topped with an animal on the knee. She’ll have foxes, owls, bears, and more to choose from since these socks come in sets of six.
Cute Hand Sanitizer Holders
Chances are, she has at least one small hand sanitizer to carry to school or after-school activities. Since they’re necessary, why not make them cute? These holders feature owls, donuts, sheep, and other adorable characters. The holders clip to her backpack or gym bag so she can carry and access them easily.
Serafina and the Black Cloak
This award-winning book ticks all the 10-year-old boxes. Magic? Check! Animals? Check! Kids running around saving the world while the grown-ups are oblivious? Yep! She’ll love the feisty heroine Serafina, and she’ll even learn a little history about the Vanderbilts and the impressive Biltmore estate, where Serafina lives in the novel.
Tie Dye Twist Top And Sweatpants
She’ll love the feel of this casual t-shirt and sweatpants. However, the tie-dye makes the matched set look put together, and it’s very popular at the moment. She can wear this set to school, or while hanging out at home.
16 Pack Hair Clips
Eight pairs of sparkly hair clips mean she’ll have something to match just about anything she wears. She can choose from crowns, hearts, stars, and butterflies in a variety of colors. The hair clips are sequined, so she can wear them to school or to a special event – they’ll look great either way!
Friendship Bracelet Kit
She can learn how to make a variety of friendship bracelet styles with this kit! It includes 10 skeins of embroidery thread so she can make up to 12 bracelets for herself and her friends. It also has an instruction book to show her how to make the various designs.
Jupiter Kick Scooter for Kids
This scooter has an adjustable handlebar so it can grow along with her. But the best part by far is the 100+ LED lights that line the scooter, along with LED light-up wheels. They’ll give a bit of extra safety, but they’re also a lot of fun!
ThinkFun Circuit Maze
Circuit Maze uses real circuits and other pieces that can be assembled. It comes with 60 challenges that increase in difficulty from beginner to expert, so she can start easy and work her way up. This game builds her STEM skills and helps her learn how circuits and electrical currents work.
Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike for Girls
If she’s a two-wheeled outdoor adventurer, she’ll love this mountain bike! It has an adjustable seat to grow with her, and it’s light – perfect for flying over hills on her way to school or the park. The knobby tires will stand up to mud, small rocks, and other things she might encounter while mountain biking on dirt trails.
She can save keepsakes and preserve special memories with this ultimate scrapbook! It includes stickers of unicorns, flowers, hearts, and more, along with alphabet letters she can use to write out her name or a phrase. It also has gemstones and sequins, along with plenty of space to write and color.
Nancy Drew Books 1-10 Box Set
She can read the same detective stories her grandma may have read two generations ago, and she’ll still find herself enthralled! Nancy Drew and her two best friends taught generations of girls to be smart and fearless, and the iconic yellow books are a great part of any young girl’s library.
Popper Fidget Toys
These trendy toys give users the feeling of popping bubble wrap…if the bubble wrap didn’t actually pop. Push the poppers all through to one side, then flip the toy over and do it all again! This set comes with poppers in the shape of a heart, a unicorn, a strawberry, and a pineapple.
Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Supply Library
She’ll have every craft supply she can think of with this library! Pipe cleaners, pom poms, small wooden shapes, googly eyes, beads, and so much more are all in this kit. It comes in a sturdy cardboard box with separating trays so she can keep things organized and move it around easily.
Girls Who Code Book
Girls Who Code is an organization that teaches girls computer and coding skills, and now the founder has written a book! It’s full of graphic novel-style illustrations that accompany explanations of coding principles. It also has stories about girls and women who are working in places like NASA and Pixar.
String Lights with Photo Clips
She can display pictures of herself with friends and light up the room at the same time! This set has 50 LED clips that light up and also hold photos. The lights have eight modes that can be controlled with a remote.
6-Piece Camping Mess Kit
Whether she’s a Scout or just enjoys camping with her family, she’ll love having her own mess kit! This kit is much sturdier than the thin tin sets that were popular just a generation ago. The thick plastic will hold up to the rigors of camping (and being tossed in with all the gear), and it cleans quickly.
Sphero BOLT: App-Enabled Robot Ball
She’ll love programming this robot ball! Doing the programming and steering of the ball will teach her coding principles, and it’s fun to watch it carry out instructions. There are hands-on activities she can complete, and she can share her discoveries (with adult supervision) in the BOLT community as well.
96 Color Gel Pen Set
If she likes coloring, journaling, or lettering, she’ll love this gel pen set! It has 96 different colors, including neon, metallic, and glitter pens. This would be a fun gift accompanied by a more intricate coloring book for older girls and adults.
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
Does she love helping out in the kitchen? This book is chock-full of recipes designed just for kids to make. It also has an instructional area that explains common kitchen terms and techniques, and it will teach her about cooking healthy meals as well!
Squishy Plushie Unicorn Pillow
She can relax on this giant stuffed unicorn pillow while she’s reading, or playing on her tablet, or watching a movie. The unicorn has a soft, metallic gold horn and a magical rainbow mane. It’s an adorable addition to any girl’s bedroom!
Packable Hiking Backpack
This lightweight backpack is much more suited to hiking – even for 10-year-old girls – than a school backpack! It’s lightweight, with lots of compartments for holding a snack or a camera. It also has a wet pocket, so it’s great to take to the beach or lake for a swim day.
Shiny Metallic Scrunchies
If you have a 10-year-old daughter, there’s a good chance you were in on this trend when you were about that age! Now, scrunchies are back. These metallic scrunchies are a cheap gift for 10-year-old girls, and they’d make a great stocking stuffer.
Amrgot 31 Inch Skateboard
If she likes to shred or wants to learn how, she’ll love this skateboard! It’s made of quality maple, and designed to be flexible and to hold up well. The flower pattern on the bottom makes it a great-looking girls’ skateboard. If you gift this, don’t forget knee and wrist guards and a helmet!
Twinkle Star Curtain String Lights
Her room will glow with these string lights! They can be hung on their own as lights, or in front of a sheer curtain for a beautiful backdrop. The lights have 8 modes so they can flash, fade in and out, go in sequence, and more.
Cute Bear Wired Headphones
These headphones deliver great sound quality, but they’re also decorated for 10-year-old girls! They’re covered in sequins, and topped with two giant puffs that look like bear ears. The areas that are showing glow rose gold, making these headphones not only great for listening, but quite a fashion statement as well!
32 Pairs of Hypoallergenic Earrings
This set includes 32 pairs of earrings that feature unicorns, owls, hearts, gemstones, flowers, and so many more designs. The earrings are hypoallergenic and come with a velvet earring holder so they have a spot when she’s not wearing them.
Tie Dye Elastic Headbands
These stretchy headbands will fit just about anyone, and they come in fun prints and patterns to match her clothes! She’ll get rainbow and tie-dye headbands in a variety of colors. They make a fun accessory and an easy way to get hair out of her face. They make a great gift for 10-year old girls, either as a stocking stuffer or a fun birthday present!
There’s a reason this is a classic kids’ toy! It’s easy to bring along to the park, the beach, and other outdoor areas, and it’s a great way to get some exercise. This set comes with two Hula Hoops that have removable sections, so it can be tailored to be just the right size for her!
Dork Diaries Box Set
In general, kids like reading about others who are slightly older than they are, which makes Dork Diaries a great gift for 10-year-old girls! This series follows Nikki Maxwell as she navigates the highs and lows of middle school. She writes about her experiences, and draws accompanying pictures, in her diaries which make up the series.
Happy 10th Birthday Bracelet
This handmade necklace features one crystal for each year of her life. It’s a unique present that she can wear all year and then set aside as a meaningful keepsake and perhaps even pass along to her own daughter sometime.
This makes a great night light, or just a fun light show to watch while she falls asleep at night! Unicorns, stars, moons, and other images light up the ceiling in her room with various colors of LED lights. Images rotate, making the unicorns seem to fly across the sky!
Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit
This baking kit comes with all the dry ingredients she’ll need to make delicious funfetti muffins! She’ll also get an accompanying activity and crayons, plus sprinkles and vanilla sugar for an extra delicious treat.
Tulip One-Step Tie Dye Kit
She can make her own tie dyed creations with this kit! There are enough supplies for 5 people to tie dye together, so she could even save this to do with friends. The kit comes with 15 bottles in every color of the rainbow, along with instructions on how to make various designs by tie-dyeing.
Pick Up Sticks Game
Pick Up Sticks is another classic game she can play with friends or siblings, and will have plenty of fun doing it! Kids just dump all the sticks in a pile, then try to retrieve them without touching other sticks in the process. The game can also be made more difficult by choosing just one color to pick up. This set also comes with a beautiful wooden box for storage.